Super Blue to headline Mother’s Day fete in Toronto

Super Blue to headline Mother’s  Day fete in Toronto

Super Blue to headline Mother’s  Day fete in Toronto By Stephen Weir Last month, the Toronto mas’ camps with their  colourful costume launches, kicked off the 2018 Carnival season in Canada.  Next month, calypso singers are making sure their part in the annual festival starts on a high note. On Saturday May 12, a concert […]

University of Toronto’s writer-in-residence shortlisted for Griffin Poetry Prize

University of Toronto’s writer-in-residence shortlisted for Griffin Poetry Prize

By Stephen Weir Aisha Sasha John, a Montreal-born author, artist and dancer of  Caribbean heritage, is one of three Canadians who has been shortlisted for the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize. John who was born to Caribbean  immigrant parents (her father came from Barbados and her mother, from Dominica), is currently the University of Toronto’s writer-in-residence. […]

Grenadian Prime Minister brings ‘good news’ about oil and gas

Grenadian  Prime Minister brings ‘good news’ about oil and gas

Keith Mitchell, the recently re-elected  Prime Minister of Grenada,  told a gathering of  Grenadians in Toronto  “the good news” about the deposits of  oil and gas recently discovered in the southern waters off  Grenada.       Addressing a Town Hall  meeting on his recent flying visit to Toronto, Mitchell  reported that  the Russian company, GPG, carried out […]

Spring gospel concert with ice on the ground

Spring gospel concert with ice on the ground

Despite the “wintry weather” in Toronto on Saturday, the annual Gospel Praise On Steel  concert, organized by the Pan Arts Network (PAN), came off as  scheduled. More than 300 people  who attended the steelband gospel concert  were treated to a range of music that lifted the spirits. Many in the audience at the Canada Christian […]

Recovering from shoulder pain

Recovering from shoulder pain

FOCUS ON HEALTH Recovering from shoulder pain By Virginia Nsitem Difficulty reaching, pushing, pulling or lifting with the shoulder? Limited shoulder movements? Pain while sleeping on your shoulder? This column will discuss some common causes of shoulder pain. How does the shoulder joint work? The shoulder joint is formed by the joining of the humerus […]

‘ No time to cut seniors care’ – Ontario Premier

‘ No time to cut seniors care’ – Ontario Premier

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne  told a convention of long- term care and retirement home professionals in Etobicoke  yesterday that her government will “invest in care – not cuts.” “ All told, we’re investing more than $3.3 billion over the next three years to improve care for our seniors,” she said. Speaking at the “Together We Care” […]

MASS EXTINCTION: Band launch – by installments

MASS EXTINCTION:  Band launch – by installments

By Stephen Weir Early  last Sunday morning the doors closed at the York Mills Gallery banquet hall where over 600 disappointed people had showed up for the Toronto Revellers Band Launch. For carnival aficionados, the annual Revellers Band launch is usually an occasion of great excitement. Not so this year. In fact last Sunday’s launch […]

Student says UWI Toronto Gala Scholarship was ‘a turning point’ in his life

Student says UWI Toronto Gala Scholarship   was ‘a turning  point’ in his life

A 24-year old University of the West Indies (UWI) medical student from Barbados came to Toronto to say thanks last Saturday evening to donors of a scholarship he received which became ” a turning point” in his life. With tears steaming down his cheeks, Kodee Sargeant, the third-year student whose ambition is to be “a […]

Toronto Mayor’ s School Cricket Tournament 2018 launched

Toronto Mayor’ s  School Cricket Tournament 2018 launched

More than 100 young cricketers from schools in the Greater Toronto Area received medals of excellence at the launch last Thursday of  the  Mayor’s School Cricket Tournament  2018. Fifteen schools also received awards. The  launch at the Central Tech Stadium marked the eighth anniversary of the tournament which has grown from 10 teams in 2011 […]

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